Cast in Stone

Author: G. M. Ford
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 0330427520
Format: PDF
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In the wild days of Leo Waterman's youth, Henry "Heck" Sundstrom was a god. But things haven't been going great lately for the p.i's burly ex-hero. First came the honeymoon boating accident that killed Heck's son and new daughter-in-law, Allison. And now the big man himself is dying - struck down by a runaway truck at an ungodly hour, in a section of Seattle where no decent citizen should ever be caught after dark. But Waterman's not so sure Allison went down with the ship. And if he and "the Boys" can gather the facts, perhaps he can prove it - following the lead to the Midwest and a missing million dollars . . . and hopefully to a "black widow" who may be more alive and more lethal than anyone ever suspected . . . 'A fine writer . . . a terrific story . . . Leo Waterman is worth spending time with' CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Cast in Stone

Author: Bilinda Sheehan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781987588316
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When your grandmother is Medusa, trust doesn't come easy. Jenna Faith teaches self-defence to vulnerable women. She knows only too well what it's like to be on the run from someone and fleeing a past you'd rather forget. But her own past is about to catch up with her, in the form of know-it-all, hot druid Grey. He blackmails Jenna into taking on a case that her old magical task force can't solve and she finds herself on the trail of a monster. An ancient evil that snatches children from their families and disappears with them into the night. When a young girl is stolen from under Jenna's nose, the race to save her life begins. "If history has taught me anything, it's that whatever happens, don't lose your head."

Memories Cast in Stone

Author: David E. Sutton
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9781859739488
Format: PDF, ePub
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How does the past matter in the present? How is a feeling of 'ownership' of the past expressed in people's everyday lives? Should continuity with the distant past be seen as simply a nationalist fiction or is it transformed by local historical imagination? While recent anthropological studies have focused on reconstructing disputed histories, this book examines the multiple ways in which the past is used by people as a critical resource for interpreting the meanings of a changing present. It poses the issue of the felt relevance of the past in constructing present day identities. The Greek island of Kalymnos is a barren and seemingly bucolic setting of tourist imagination. But its history has been one of almost continuous occupation by foreign powers and of often fierce resistance. This has made Kalymnians particularly sensitive to seeing their island in a much wider context and to understanding the 'games played by the powerful'. In examining changing gender relations, European integration, and local perceptions of the war in the former Yugoslavia, this book brings together local, national and international perspectives in a unified field. Controversial contemporary practices of dynamite throwing and dowry giving serve as tropes through which Kalymnians explore alternative ways of living in a changing world. Further, the author argues persuasively for the crucial importance of situated fieldwork in 'peripheral'places in understanding the issues and conflicts of a transnational world. This book serves as an highly readable case study of the complex connections between local and global discourses and practices, and how they are shaped by their relationship to the past.

Cast in Stone

Author: Mary Anne Pickens
Publisher:
ISBN:
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An informal history of the family including obituaries, maps and information on the historic cemetery designation and marker for the Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker Cemetery.

Cast in Steel Carved in Stone

Author: Christine W. Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780759937246
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Words he doesn't understand define Mikkel's existence. What he does understand is that his life depends on Yule, a planet that threatens to explode beneath his feet if Mikkel doesn't produce an heir. If he can keep Yule from exploding, Mikkel's only worry will be telling his wife he knows her secrets and he loves her anyway.

The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Christine Ammer
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547677537
Format: PDF, ePub
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From “all systems go” to “senior moment”—a comprehensive reference to idiomatic English. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms explores the meanings and origins of idioms that may not make literal sense but play an important role in the language—including phrasal verbs such as kick back, proverbs such as too many cooks spoil the broth, interjections such as tough beans, and figures of speech such as elephant in the room. With extensive revisions that reflect new historical scholarship and changes in the English language, this second edition defines over 10,000 idiomatic expressions in greater detail than any other dictionary available today—a remarkable reference for those studying the English language, or anyone who enjoys learning its many wonderful quirks and expressions. “Invaluable as a teaching tool.” —School Library Journal